Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday Stories: Some Horn Tootin' I Guess

I realize you read what I've got to say all week, but there were a few extras this week that I thought might be worth calling attention to.

Here's a great piece by John Hoffman in More Magazine on the relative roles of diet vs. exercise in weight management (I'm quoted a fair bit).

Here's my column from this week's US News and World Report Eat + Run blog that asks if you're trying too hard to eat healthfully?

And lastly here are two more videos that I shot with the folks from Key Gordon Communications in support of the Stick It To Fast Food campaign.

The first is on Fast Food and nutrition.

The second on whether or not corporations are part of the solution.

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  1. I've been reading your blog for a long time and wanted to thank you for the effort you put into it. I always learn something new and interesting.

    PS: You look great in those videos.

  2. I little late here, but I wanted to comment on video 2/3. When I heard the OMA's recent announcement, my partner and I commented - Why does it have to come to this? We liked junk food when we were kids, and often ate it behind our parent's back. This hasn't changed I think for kids today. What has changed (as you commented in your video), is that junk and fast foods are daily occurrences in and out of most Canadian homes. Add on a little inactivity and there's a recipe for disaster.
    So I do agree that something HAS to be done, and making food companies who market to kids is a great start. Raising taxes on junk food? Unless we're talking about $20 for a bag of cheetos...I don't think it's going to work. I think we need to focus on parents and give them the resources and help to feed their children real food, at home. I think we need to take the word "obesity" out of this entire effort (as you've mentioned in a previous blog) and focus on our entire population. Skinny kids for the most part eat as much crap as fat kids. Skinny, a healthy person does not make.
    Now we just have to figure out how to do this.

    Thanks for opening my mind a little more.

    Breanne Drury, RD